07 Ram 3500 Quad cab DRW Cummins 6.7,6 speed auto, Larime 4x4 long bed (affectionatly known as "Super-awesome-mega-truck")11/17/12
05 Kubota RTV 900.
04 Club Car Precident
2013 fuzion 322 all the bells and whistles.8/25/2012
2000 Yellow Lab mix Dog , Earl
My 03 has around 220,000 on the clock. Water pump and alternator are the only things I have had to replace. Injectors were replaced under warranty. Mine also has a 125 horse power adder on it and has since around 100k.
'03 GMC 2500HD
'12 Jayco 25BHS
Labs: Catfish, Katy, CJ
EPA 2008/ 2010 rules on diesels mandated sharp reduction in particulate emissions.
That means that Diesel Particulate Filters must be used.
Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) is used by GM and Ford, Massive EGR by Dodge/Cummings and Navistar. Navistar is on its last legs when that strategy (massive EGR) failed and now have nothing to sell until their SCR engines are ready.
Any diesel vehicle that is pre-2008 is not a good compare because of the new emissions rules.
There are now many more parts to break, many things not known.
Prior experience is basically not a guide until a lot more is known about the durability of the EPA 2010 engines.
Don't for a moment think buying a new 2012 non DEF vehicle (e.g. Dodge) is any better.
They have serious issues with massive EGR and DPF clogging and not lasting anywhere near the claimed life.
Oh... put a tuner / mod / delete emissions on the EPA 2008/10 or later ones, and you basically are completely on your own -- no warranty, nothing.
It is the quickest way to having the vehicle lose a large chunk of its value.
I'm quite set on getting a new 3500 6.6L Diesel Chevy.
I was just wondering what kind of reliable life span can I expect from this vehicle when towing?
100K, 200K? I have no idea?
Reliable being the key word here!
Would really like some feedback from Chevy 2500/3500 owners on the reliability and durability of this vehicle
Key word is NEW.
That means model year 2012 or 2013.
From 150,000 to 250,000 miles, it will be constantly swatting the little problems as they crop up.
He is asking Diesel not gas!
252K and counting pulls our 11.5K 5er just fine, 20 mpg highway, 11.5 pulling the 5er at 65. I use almost a qt of oil between 7.5K oil changes, need I say more.
I own a 01 Cummins, biggest thing hanging over my head is the Bosch VP44 failing about 1K to replace myself.
Russ & Paula
The Beagles Hedwig and Precious.
2001 Dodge 2500 4X4, 5.9 Cummins 5 speed, 3.55 gears, Pacbrake, DS Power Puck, 260K.
2005 Copper Canyon 293 FWSLS